How to Avoid Despair About the State of the World

“My job is to show my children that there is a whole universe that exists beyond the grim issues of the day. This is not to divert them from certain truths, but rather to remind them that the parallel world of art and the imagination can literally save their lives, as it certainly saved mine.”

A fan asked musician Nick Cave for his thoughts about how to handle worries about the future of the world and Cave’s answer is well worth a read.

He suggests the way to avoid despair about the state of the world is to expose yourself and your children to an “alternate world,” filled with art and beautiful stuff.

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